Panthers To Pick Third Overall In 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Tuesday, 04.12.2011 / 9:06 PM ET / 2011 NHL Draft
The Florida Panthers will choose third overall for the second consecutive year, last year selecting D Erik Gudbranson with the third overall choice.
The order of selection for the first 14 drafting positions in the first round, only, of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft is as follows:
4. New Jersey (won Draft Drawing and moved up from 8th)
5. NY Islanders
9. Boston (from TOR)
11. Colorado (conditional/optional from STL)
According to NHL Central Scouting Bureau C Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Western Hockey League and D Adam Larsson of the Swedish Elite League are the top NHL 2011 draft-eligible skaters from North America and Europe. Other players who will receive first overall draft considerations include, No. 2 ranked left wing Gabriel Landeskog (Stockholm, Sweden) of the Ontario Hockey League’s Kitchener Rangers and No. 3-ranked center Jonathan Huberdeau (Laval, Quebec) of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Saint John Sea Dogs.
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